Why boredom is good for kid

For those parents at home with their kids these school holidays, I’m sure this is something you are hearing a lot of – “I’m bored”

Coping with kids’ boredom – in the car, during the holidays, in the checkout line – is among the most stubborn facts of modern family life. Luckily, there’s an app for that now. In fact, there are 1.3 million of them, and counting. Many are worthy – educational even – and genuinely, gratifyingly absorbing for young minds. Surrounded by such digital richness, no child need ever be bored again.